Canada is a major destination for immigrants. Approximately one in six people in Canada were born outside of the country.
The majority of immigrants in Canada come from Asia, Europe, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Africa.
Canada receives about 240,000 to 265,000 immigrants each year.
English and French are Canada's two official languages. However, approximately 17% of the population speak other languages.
The country's fertility rate is 1.61 children per female, which is well below the replacement rate, since Canada’s population is aging rapidly (median age is 39.1 years and rising).
The majority of its population growth is due to immigration. This trend is expected to continue throughout the 21st century, with Canada becoming entirely dependent on immigration for growth within a few years.